9 days in Germany Itinerary

9 days in Germany Itinerary

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9 days in Germany Itinerary

Charlotte
Fly:  13​h 15​min
Munich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Hohenschwangau
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Dresden
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Berlin
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
Charlotte

2
days
Munich

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg) and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt. On your second day here, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and finally stop by Ingo Maurer Showroom.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Munich trip planner .

Charlotte, USA to Munich is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Charlotte to Munich due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Charlotte in August, with highs in Munich at 76°F and lows at 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hohenschwangau.

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St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

1
day
Hohenschwangau

Hohenschwangau ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hohenschwangau and then step into the grandiose world of Neuschwanstein Castle.

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Getting from Munich to Hohenschwangau by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hohenschwangau are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

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Neuschwanstein Castle ©
Neuschwanstein Castle
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

1
day
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 10th (Sat), stop by Kathe Wohlfahrt, look for gifts at Buchhandlung Hugendubel, buy something for everyone on your list at Ultra Comix, stop by Handwerkerhof, then step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg (Nuremberg Castle), and finally stop by Zigarrenfachgeschaft la Casa Del Habano.

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You can drive from Hohenschwangau to Nuremberg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Nuremberg

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Kathe Wohlfahrt
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Kathe Wohlfahrt ©
Kathe Wohlfahrt
Handwerkerhof ©
Handwerkerhof

1
day
Dresden

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): shop like a local with Quartier an der Frauenkirche, then make a trip to Frauenkirche, then look for gifts at Ullmann's Laden, and finally stop by Tradition & Form.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dresden trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Dresden takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in Dresden, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Berlin.

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Tradition & Form
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Frauenkirche
Ullmann's Laden ©
Ullmann's Laden

3
days
Berlin

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Visit Charlottenburg Palace (Schloss Charlottenburg) and East Side Gallery for their historical value. Pergamon Museum and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, look for gifts at Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Berlin vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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Pergamon Museum ©
Pergamon Museum
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East Side Gallery

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